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goose in Birds topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_139_cgoosegoose1 /ɡuːs/ ●●○ noun (plural geese /ɡiːs/)  1 goose.jpg a) [countable]HBB a bird that is like a duck but is larger and makes loud noises b) HBB[countable] a female goosegander2 [uncountable]DFF the cooked meat of this bird3 [singular] old-fashioned informalSTUPID/NOT SENSIBLE a silly person wild goose chase, → wouldn’t say boo to a goose at boo2(3), → kill the goose that lays the golden egg at kill1(14), → what’s sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander at sauce(3)
Examples from the Corpus
gooseFowl, including ducks, geese, chickens and also pigeons, were kept near to the settlement in closes and open spaces.What happened to the old grey goose?That may be enough to give a little goose to the index, some say, but not enough to move it.The snow goose opened its round yellow eyes and nibbled at it.She stood watching silently long after the goose had vanished.The Gascons favour the goose and its by-products.The vet diagnosed botulism so undoubtedly the goose was infected.